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Changes to campus masking policy

August 3, 2021

The more infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 has led to a steep rise in cases across the country, including here in Wisconsin. Accordingly, effective Thursday, August 5, all students, employees and visitors to campus will be required to wear masks when inside campus buildings.

Latest COVID-19 Response Grants target mental health, ongoing pandemic effects

August 2, 2021

The Wisconsin Partnership Program has announced 14 awards totaling $2.7 million to community organizations and researchers to address the impact of the pandemic.

MyUHS mobile app is now available to download

July 27, 2021

UW–Madison students and employees will have a new, enhanced way to schedule COVID-19 tests and other appointments, view their lab results, and more: the MyUHS app from University Health Services. The Safer Badgers app will be discontinued.

Badger Talks: The delta variant

July 9, 2021

“Luckily, our vaccines ... have been shown to be effective even against this delta variant, so we continue to have protection when we are getting vaccinated,” Devlin Cole says. “But we do now have even more increased risk of getting very, very sick if we’re not vaccinated.”

COVID-19 vaccine boosters: ‘Too soon to know’ if they’re needed

July 7, 2021

For now, the priority needs to be continuing to provide vaccines to the unvaccinated, says the director of the UW Health Immunization Program.

Covid questions: Mask-wearing, birth rates

June 29, 2021

Readers ask: Should I still wear a mask? And, how will the pandemic impact birth rates, as well as marriage and divorce? UW–Madison experts respond.

Helping campus reunite

June 29, 2021

As campus looks to reunite this fall, epidemiologist and Professor of Population Health Sciences Ajay Sethi offers some peace of mind.

Chancellor Blank: What to expect this fall

June 24, 2021

I’m writing today with an update for faculty and staff about how the university plans to operate during the fall semester.

State health officials now tracking more contagious Delta variant

June 17, 2021

Wisconsin is seeing a growing number of COVID-19 cases that are "variants of concern," officials said. Vaccination is essential to stop the spread.

COVID-19 policy changes: events, face coverings, outdoor physical distancing

May 27, 2021

Effective June 2, campus policies for events, face coverings and outdoor physical distancing are being updated.

Updates to university travel for employees, guests, students and registered student organizations

May 24, 2021

May 27, 2021 – This message has been updated to reflect the latest campus policy on masking and vehicle capacity. Significant changes have…

No evidence of COVID-19 spread to local community after UW–Madison residence hall outbreak

May 21, 2021

A study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the UW–Madison’s prevention efforts, including a two-week quarantine of two residence halls, likely helped contain the outbreak.

Chancellor Blank: Thanks and looking ahead

May 19, 2021

Chancellor Blank thanks faculty and staff for their extraordinary work during the pandemic and shares more information about the coming academic year.

People 12 and older can get vaccinated against COVID-19 at UW–Madison

May 13, 2021

The new authorization will enable even more people vulnerable to COVID-19 to safely build immunity to the virus that causes it.

COVID-19 Update: Campus policies for summer

May 11, 2021

Read this message in Español Hmoob བོད་སྐད Tibetan 中文 Chinese नेपाली Nepali The following message applies to students, faculty and…

Employee COVID-19 update: End-of-year reminders

May 5, 2021

As the academic year draws to a close, here are a few reminders to help you stay safe this summer.

Weekly employee update: Get ready for summer; vaccinate now on campus

April 29, 2021

University Health Services is now able to offer vaccines to anyone who lives, works or studies in Wisconsin, including friends and family of UW–Madison students and employees. Drop-in vaccination is available although appointments are encouraged.